Pradhan topper awarded

KATHMANDU: To pass SLC with flying colours is every Nepali student’s dream. And the topper in the Pradhan community was felicitated at a programme here on August 19.

Prajina Pradhan, who was the topper among all the Pradhan students in this year’s SLC was awarded the Shree Hiranyeshwar Man Pradhan scholarship along with a memento.

The scholarship was established by Shree Hiranyeshwar Man Pradhan in memory of his parents late Hira Man Pradhan and Purna Laxmi Pradhan. A fund of Rs 3 lakh was set up for this scholarship last year and the interest generated by this fund will be given as scholarships to deserving students.

Prajina who scored 88.75 per cent said, “I am very happy to be getting this scholarship. It is very encouraging. I feel like the hard work and effort I put has been awarded and I am very thankful.”

She will be receiving scholarships for Class XI-XII and dreams of becoming a doctor.

Tejesh Man Pradhan, who won the scholarship last year, was also awarded the second part of his scholarship. — HNS

MoU signed

KATHMANDU: To ensure that their students get a globally oriented programme, South Asian Institute of Management (SAIM) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on August 19 with Ramon V del Rosario Sr Graduate School of Business, De La Salle Professional Schools of De La Salle University, Philippines.

The MoU covers a wide range of collaborative activities between the two institutions like faculty exchange, student exchange, joint research, development of teaching materials and cased, organising national and international conferences among others. Both the institutions have also agreed to work towards offering innovative and relevant academic programs jointly and to help each other. — HNS

WLC in Kathmandu

KATHMANDU: Wigan & Leigh College (WLC) opened its doors to students in Nepal on August 14. Situated at Hattisar, Kamaladi, the college offers Management and Creative undergraduate and postgraduate level courses. The Creative courses include Fashion, Advertising and Graphic Design and Media. The college has partnerships with corporate houses and also offers a unique ‘earn while you learn programme’.

At the opening, Vinay Pasricha, Chairman of WLC said, “All of us at WLC are extremely happy with this development. We hope that our presence in Kathmandu will help students of this area to gain professional education thereby enhancing their job prospects.”

WLC College conducts its own entrance test. Wigan Aptitude Test (WAT) assesses the academic, creative and professional abilities of students. The eligibility criteria for these exams are 10+2 or equivalent qualification for undergraduate gourses, and graduation for postgraduate courses. (www.wlccollege.org) — HNS